Derrida’s Breakfast – four essays by David Brooks – three on the philosopher Jacques Derrida, whose writings have so influenced our time (one on his breakfast, one on his cat, one on his relationship with a snake, and one (on the killing of doves) on the great early twentieth century poet Rilke
This slender but wide-ranging collection of essays approaches the question of the animal from a number of complimentary and dialectic angles.
A book that crosses with apparent ease the boundaries of philosophy, literary criticism (there are passages on Coleridge, on D.H. Lawrence, on Henry Lawson) and human-animal relations, by a writer recently described as ‘one of the most skillful, unusual and versatile of Australian writers’
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David Brooks is a poet, novelist, short fiction writer and essayist.